Community Learning Manifesto
BISC Learners will be encouraged to
Show thoughtfulness when reflecting on their learning and develop their skills in assessing their own and other’s work.
Develop adaptability and resilience by taking risks and making mistakes, asking questions that clarify or move their learning forwards.
Develop cooperation, communication and respect by collaborating with their peers at some stage in the lesson and being respectful of each other’s ideas and opinions.
Take responsibility for their own learning: Have a clear understanding of what they are learning or skills they are developing and how to proceed in the lesson; accessing the resources they need.
Learn in context and enquire, think creatively and innovatively. Make connections with prior knowledge.
All be making progress; developing a skill and/or gaining new knowledge by engaging in a variety of activities appropriate to them.
BISC Teachers will
provide appropriate opportunity for reflection - Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT)
- provide feedback on work
- provide clear success criteria
- provide contextualised problem based learning
- have assessed where the child is and planned appropriate activities to extend learning
- create opportunities for supported failure
- take calculated risks themselves, sometimes making mistakes, acknowledging them and learning from them
- provide time for children to talk ensuring there is more learner talk than teacher talk
- plan for opportunities for partner or group work
- incorporate targeted questioning and discussion techniques
- give opportunities for performance, presentations, active listening etc. and help learners build these skills
- key questions / learning objectives shared with children
- use visual aids to support their teaching
- clear concise instructions / explanations
- timely and meaningful feedback given to children
- have a good understanding of the resources children may need to access to support their learning and have them readily available
- make relevant links to previous learning or current topics
have strong knowledge of their subject or area of teaching and share a passion that inspires children and young people